Wait, now I get a new Goanna LP? Did I die and go to heaven??

Last Friday, I blogged about a brand new single from the Oz rock band Midnight Oil, a song called “Gadigal Land” that is a real ass-kicker of a track. Today, I found out that another of my favorite 80’s Oz rock bands – the folk-rock collective Goanna – has a new release as well. Goanna’s…

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There’s a lot of mashups that haven’t been done … but just you wait … just you wa-a-a-a-a-ait…

When you have a cultural phenomenon like the Broadway musical Hamilton, it’s going to touch every aspect out there.  People will make jokes that encompass the lyrics, maybe even hum a little “You’ll Be Back” from one of King George III’s solos, that kind of thing. So today, I was puttering around YouTube and, yes…

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Taylor Swift’s Two Versions of Copyright Protection

Taylor Swift is fiercely protective of the copyrights to her songs.  From where they stream online, to her battles with her former management over the rights and ownership of her first six albums, she’s been an advocate for copyright protection. Which makes this latest news about her more perplexing. Recently, Swift released a brand new…

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A rock concert of 1,000 performers

I haven’t had a great few days of late.  Maybe I’ll blog about the crises, maybe I won’t. But for now, I need some eyebleach.  Sonic eyebleach, to be more precise. And that sonic eyebleach comes from a very unlikely source. A rock concert. In 2019, organizers in Paris held a massive stadium concert that…

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I see your Lady A, and your other Lady A, and raise you a Lady A.

All right, everybody follow along. Once upon a time, there was a blues singer named Anita White, who for the past twenty years has fronted her own blues band, and has performed on stage under the name “Lady A.” Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, a country trio who called themselves Lady Antebellum……

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So Chuck’s return to radio … it’s really happening.

Background.  During the current COVID-19 pandemic, my alma mater, Hamilton College, essentially shut down its physical campus.  Students were taught via teleconference, and Hamilton’s usual extracurricular activities were culled for the year. All except one.  The college radio station, WHCL, continued to operate.  And that’s mostly because it was able to have a combination of…

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How the Cowsills almost became the Partridge Family

At one point in time, you’ve probably heard the Cowsills on your oldies radio station.  They were a fresh-scrubbed, clean-cut family from Rhode Island who eventually broke through with a series of “sunshine pop” hits.  Of course you know one of their biggest songs, “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things,” don’t you? And you…

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That time Johnny Rotten called me a “stupid, filthy sod.”

I did one of those Facebook games the other day – the kind where you post three outlandish stories and challenge your FB friends to find the one that’s false. Well, here’s the story behind one of the “true” stories. It’s 1984, and as a college student, I spent most of my free time at…

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